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see RomeRome,
Ital. Roma, city (1991 pop. 2,775,250), capital of Italy and see of the pope, whose residence, Vatican City, is a sovereign state within the city of Rome. Rome is also the capital of Latium, a region of central Italy, and of Rome prov.
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; Byzantine EmpireByzantine Empire,
successor state to the Roman Empire (see under Rome), also called Eastern Empire and East Roman Empire. It was named after Byzantium, which Emperor Constantine I rebuilt (A.D. 330) as Constantinople and made the capital of the entire Roman Empire.
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; Holy Roman EmpireHoly Roman Empire,
designation for the political entity that originated at the coronation as emperor (962) of the German king Otto I and endured until the renunciation (1806) of the imperial title by Francis II.
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Entrance fees for the Imperial Roman Army event at Chesters Roman Fort are adults pounds 6.
Most of the coins were minted in London, Trier in Germany and Lyon, France, but some came from more distant imperial Roman outposts in what is now Croatia and Syria.
The United States standard railroad gauge of four feet eight-and-a-half inches derives from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman army war chariot.
Caligula took full advantage of the police-state apparatus founded by his predecessor to unleash a reign of terror unsurpassed (though often matched) in imperial Roman history.
At first sight, this book, with its apparent attempt to revive the infantry-centered military organization of the imperial Roman legions, seems hopelessly irrelevant to present concerns.
Who would have thought that a soap star would know all about the Imperial Roman family?
But even in its slumbers, the old palaces, courtyards and cloisters somehow echoed to the sounds of what was once a bustling imperial Roman city.
2 also happens to be the feast day of Cornelius the Centurion, an officer of the imperial Roman army who was among the first Gentiles to be converted to Christ, according to the Acts of the Apostles.
As she herself argues, imagemaking was reflexive and associative: it put into play symbolic meanings that reflected on its patrons, including those that linked Cosimo with an imperial Roman past.
11 attacks on the World Trade Center, includes Islamic glass found in archaeological sites, seventh-century works influenced by imperial Roman glassmaking traditions, Iranian relief-cut glass, ornately gilded and enameled works from the 13th and 14th centuries, and 19th-century Persian and Indian glass.
One, sadly, is no longer with us: Arleen Auger, a wonderfully feminine Poppea, her yielding tones hiding a will of steel totally appropriate to this young lady who sleeps her way up the Imperial Roman ladder of success.
To emphasize ``Titus' '' timelessness and universality, Taymor decided to shoot much of the film in Rome, where Imperial Roman grandeur and Mussolini-esque pomposity can be viewed side by side, where ancient ruins jostle pointedly with monumental fascist architecture.

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